He’s the man who started it all at Focus Staff. An avid outdoor fan, when not captaining the ship, you’ll probably find Kyle trekking through the woods or running a tough mudder. But whatever he’s doing—helping healthcare professionals on their journey, coaching the team, or competing in some ridiculous fashion—he’s all-in. Oh, and he was born on a leap day, so that makes him roughly 9 years old.
He’s been on the Focus Staff team for more than four years, but came into the industry because some friends “said it was pretty cool.” He’s found his stride and, in his own words, “would do anything… ANYTHING!!! *within reason.” for his travelers. His advice to healthcare pros: “when in doubt, call me. I’ve always got your back.”
With Focus Staff for over 8 years now, this U.S. Marine was built for a challenge. Which is why he’s so good at what he does: helping health care professionals find their perfect 13-week assignments and backing them up the whole way. Oh, and if you’re ever in a pizza eating contest with him, prepare to lose.
Take the heart of a true Texan, ixnay the boots, the Country Music taste and the drawl, and you’ll end up with Alisha. A traveler (and marine biologist) at heart, she’ll keep her promises to her clients as long as it doesn’t get her locked in jail. That’s a good policy to abide by.
She’s been with Focus Staff for more than 9 years. Yeah, you read it right…9 years! She got into the field because she thought helping people explore the country would be a fascinating way to live life. Exploring is in her blood. She moved to Dallas at 20 with nothing in her pockets. She comes with a wealth of knowledge, and a mastery of the staffing industry. Her best advice is to “ask as many questions as you can! I have or will find the answers!”
She’s a staffing agency veteran, but it wasn’t until she came to Focus Staff that she found her real home. She’s a true believer that you should have an advocate the whole way through the process, not just a salesperson who “sells” you on an assignment. Oh, and she loves reading! Her current favorite is the Percy Jackson series.
He’s been with Focus Staff for four years, but having owned and sold his own staffing agency, knows this industry inside and out. He’s a no-bullsh*tter from birth, but in his own words, is passionate about staffing because “I like the challenge of finding people jobs they don’t even know exist.”
She actually started here a temp, but quickly became invaluable to our operations, and is now Operations Manager. This southerner (ask her to say “bless your heart” sometime… seriously, it’s amazing!) really knows how to get things done around the office, which includes making our healthcare pros happy every… single… day!
He comes from the mortgage industry and hated how self-serving it seemed. Now with Focus Staff for over two years, he’s “finally at home” in a place he can actually make people’s lives better by helping them find their way on fascinating adventures. We’re just glad he’s not breaking any bones “successfully” skateboarding anymore.
Born and bred in Dallas, Darryl is a huge fan of the Mavericks. MFFL (that’s Mavs Fan for Life, for those not in the know). Before joining Focus Staff and getting into the staffing industry, Darryl was a Baptist Missionary, going on missionary trips to Albania and the Czech Republic. A life long student, Darryl is devoted to learning something new every day. You may find him sending a daily motivational quote, or thought for the day. Now, who doesn’t appreciate that?!?
Originally born in Houston Texas, and raised by two “amazingly supportive” parents. Holly claims her three best friends to be her younger brother and two older sisters. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in Public Relations. She loves hiking, and has struggled her way to the top of Colorado peaks. She is also a pretty solid golfer. Her true calling is to give back to others, and loves the opportunity to help healthcare professionals find amazing jobs.
A lifelong native of Dallas Texas, and Dallas Cowboys lover. Sunday football games, are what brought her family together weekly. She has been a successful nursing recruiter for 4 years now, and believes its her true calling. She loves helping people, both inside of work and out. When shes not busy finding amazing travel assignments for her folks, you may find her cooking, dancing, or traveling. You may also find her with her best friend; her 97 year old grandmother who she says is one of the most wise and funny people she has ever known.
A true Midwesterner, Mike was born in Iowa, raised in Omaha and just recently transplanted to the great state of Texas. He loves it so far, aside from the wickedly hot summers.
As the VP of Business Development, Mike is overseeing all things production-from recruiting to client acquisition and all the details in between. He is pulling from over twenty years experience in the staffing industry to make all this happen at Focus Staff.
When he’s not working on Focus’ growth, Mike will likely be spending time with his wife and two sons. At the end of the day, he finds great joy in what we do here, in that it greatly impacts patients and their needs if we can provide the staff to heal them.
Dalena was born in California and has now lived half of her life in California, and half in Texas.
One of her favorite sayings is “Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day.” She is passionate about happiness and being a positive force.
She got into recruiting because she wanted to start a new adventure, and chapter in her life.
When she’s not recruiting, you can find her reading, writing poetry and spoken word. *snaps*
Jordi was born in Mexico City, and raised in Arlington Texas. He loves soccer, and Real Madrid is his favorite team.
He is passionate about technology, fashion, fitness, and design. That is why he loves the Focus Staff’s modern office design so much.
He got into recruiting, because he loves being the connection on jobs, and helping people make more money in traveling. Before getting into recruiting and graduating college, he worked at Home Depot. So if you have any questions on flooring, or dryers, he is your guy!
Amanda was born in New Orleans, and then raised in Texarkana Texas.
She is passionate about animals and traveling. She got into recruiting to help people realize they can take advantage of traveling. While seeing new places and having new adventures, they can also make a great income! Its a win-win!
She loves UNC Tarheels basketball, and her favorite movie is Horrible Bosses. She says the most interesting thing about her is the fact that she has been skydiving twice, or the fact that she wasn’t alive when born. She had to brought back to life! Thank god she was.
Delaney is one of our few employees who isn’t from Texas. We won’t hold that against her. She is originally from Arvada Colorado, and has spent a number of years in the service industry. She had a lot of experience in recruiting and management there, and loves the idea of doing so in the healthcare space. Since she is new to Dallas, she is often getting out and exploring her new city and its restaurant scene. If she is having a bad day, she believes she can “toss my hair into a messy bun, put on some rap, and then I can handle about anything!”
Stacy is one of the few team members, not from Texas originally. She grew up in Auburn, California.
She loves music, and has too many favorite artists to pick just one. Her dad owned a record company, so music was everything in her household growing up. She loves everything from Jazz, to rap, to rock and roll…but no “head banging” stuff she says. She loves movies, and two of her favorites are True Romance and The Professional.
In her spare time, which she says is “very spare”, she loves arts, crafts, reading, and doing yard work.
Stacy was actually a traveling CNA with Focus Staff for several years before coming onto the team as a recruiter. This gives her a unique perspective, and compassion for her travelers. She always found herself teaching people about traveling, and it just seemed like a natural transition to become a full time recruiter.
“If it is what it is, then it can’t be what it is not!”
Jennifer is from San Mateo, California! You can catch Jennifer enjoying outdoor activities, listening to music, and spending time with her granddaughter and fur babies. She loves animals, tattoos and traveling. Jennifer has traveled to every country and excited to knock 8 states in the US off her list. She must admit that Belize and Honduras were one of her favorite adventures!
Jennifer’s friend of 15 years introduced her to recruiting. Now they are both happy employees at Focus Staff. Jennifer states, “the best thing about my position is being able to help healthcare professionals get positions that they love and seeing travelers explore the world!”
Angelina was originally born in Charleston South Carolina, but was raised in sunny Tampa Bay. She has now been in the industry several years, as a top producer, and knows her way around a travel assignment or two!
She loves to travel, enjoy new ‘foodie’ spots, and has a passion for live jazz and live music altogether.
She rescued a chichuaha mix, that is the feistiest but also sweetest dog ever. She considers the doggie, her second daughter along with her 9 year old ‘human’ daughter.
Her favorite thing about her job is building long term relationships with her travelers and living their journeys vicariously.
Jon is originally from Jacksonville Florida, and now lives in San Antonio Texas.
He has been in the industry for a couple years now, and in this brief time, he has shown to be a extremely competent and high performing recruiter.
In his spare time, he loves to hike with his wife and dogs, play tennis, go golfing, and watch football.
He has a full house at present, with 3 dogs and 3 cats. His vacuum cleaner definitely gets a workout!
His favorite thing about healthcare recruiting is getting to work with awesome nurses every day and learn their personal stories. Every day in recruiting is different, and he loves being able to impact someone’s life and career in the positive.